If you’re in Vegas and in need of some retail therapy, then you’re in luck. Whether you’re looking for name brands and luxury items or a spacious mall to spend the afternoon window shopping with your family, Vegas has it all. Here are some of our favorites. You won’t want to miss them.
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The Shops at CRYSTALS
The most luxurious shopping experience you can have in Las Vegas. High-end stores like Gucci, Fendi, Prada, Tom Ford, Versace, and Louis Vuitton open their flagship stores under this astonishing architecture. The Shops at Crystals is one of those stops you must make in Vegas. You might be thinking, “No way am I going to drop hundreds of dollars at a luxury store.” The truth is, even if you are frugal you should still check out the architecture at CRYSTALS. If nothing else, you’ll enjoy the sights and gorgeous photos you take inside.
The Shops at CRYSTALS is located on the Strip, just a short walk from Aria Resort & Casino. See the store directory here.
Fashion Show Las Vegas
This most popular shopping mall in Vegas is true to its name! Live runway shows are held inside the mall throughout the day. There are eight department stores, 25 dining choices, and 250 signature stores from jewelry and fashion to restaurants, health, beauty, electronics and entertainment. My personal favorite stores include Zara (the only location in Vegas), Kate Spade (which occasionally offers better deals than the outlet store), and the enormous two-story Forever 21. I highly recommend Maggiano’s Little Italy for a bite to eat, too. See the store directory here.
Forum Shops at Caesars Palace
The Forum Shops’ unique interior will make you feel like you’re in Europe. The Roman-inspired decor is part of what makes shopping at the Forum Shops so much fun. As you make your way from one end of the mall to the other, you can snap pictures of statues, fountains, an animatronic show, and a gigantic fish tank. It’s a great place for families to walk around, shoppers to enjoy some upscale goods, and friends to hang out! See the store directory here.
The Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian/Palazzo
All it takes is a stroll along the canal and a bite at one of its Italian restaurants to feel the charm of this Venice-themed mall. Make sure you look up to admire the stunning cloud-painted ceiling while shopping in a variety of shops from around the world. See the store directory the here.
Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood
The Miracle Mile Shops has plenty of inexpensive options. This is the perfect Vegas shopping experience for the whole family. With more than 150 stores and 15 restaurants, you can easily spend half a day in this mall. The good news is, it’s centrally located at Planet Hollywood on the Strip. See the store directory here.
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Las Vegas North Premium Outlets
You’ll love shopping the North Premium Outlets for its fantastic deals on popular brand names including Armani, Hugo Boss, Coach, Dolce & Gabbana, GUESS, J. Crew, Michael Kors, Neiman Marcus, Pandora, and Polo Ralph Lauren. On your first visit to the North Outlets, I recommend spending a full day. When we went there for the first time, we literally shopped from morning til night. Be aware of the heat if you plan to come here during summer (June-September) since it is an outdoor mall. When it’s 100+ degrees in Vegas, you need to make doubly sure you’re drinking enough water and sunglasses and hats don’t hurt, either.Dine at the Cheesecake Factory for lunch or dinner to cool down and get some rest. See the store directory here.
Las Vegas South Premium Outlets
Many of my friends prefer the South Premium Outlets to the North because it’s less busy and mostly indoors. Although the North Premium Outlets have more high-end stores than the South, they offer many of the same brands. There are two food courts inside the mall but I recommend stepping outside and trying one of the restaurants in the same complex of the mall. My favorites are Five Guys, Chili’s, and Outback. See the store directory here.
Town Square Las Vegas
This local-favorite is located just one block from the South Premium Outlets. The children’s park in the center makes it more fun for families, and the village-like atmosphere makes it just as fun to stroll the streets as it is to shop. The European architecture is great for visitor photo-ops! There are plenty of fun finds, too, from children’s clothing at Gymboree to high-end fashion at Tory Burch, fun and games at GameWorks, and cutting edge electronics at Apple. Top all that off with a variety of tasty restaurants, and you’ll have no trouble spending a full day at Town Square.
If you want a getaway from the busy tourist areas, Downtown Summerlin is just s 15-minute drive from the Strip. It is a good stop before and after visiting Red Rock Canyon. Since its opening in 2014, it has become the go-to entertainment center for Las Vegas locals. You’ll enjoy the outdoor shopping experience and contemporary architecture. Come on a Sunday to partake in the Farmer’s Market where you’ll find handmade goods, locally sourced produce, and delicious foods from a variety of street vendors.
Do you enjoy indoor or outdoor shopping more? Which shopping center in Vegas would you recommend to your friends?